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Surgical management of rectal and jejunal tears associated with dystocia in a cow
  1. J. W. Tyler, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVIM1,
  2. M. D. Shore, DVM, MS, DACT1,
  3. D. M. Weaver, DVM1,
  4. S. Croucher, BS1 and
  5. L. Shepard, DVM2
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 652211, USA
  2. 2 Split Rail Animal Clinic, Rt 3 Box 376b Bowling Green, MO 63334, USA

Abstract

The rectal and jejunal tears associated with dystocia in a cow were treated surgically. The cow developed peritonitis which was treated medically. It recovered, was successfully rebred and delivered a live calf.

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